The Chronicles of Riddick

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Overview

Vin Diesel returns as the nocturnally gifted antihero Riddick in this sequel to the 2000 cult item Pitch Black. Riddick, on the run from the law and evading mercenaries eager to claim the price on his head, seeks refuge on the planet of Helion, only to discover he's walked into a world in chaos. Helion has been seized by the Lord Marshall Colm Feore, leader of the Necromongers, a race of bloodthirsty warriors determined to wipe out humanity throughout the universe. Aereon Judi Dench, leader of Helion's ...
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Overview

Vin Diesel returns as the nocturnally gifted antihero Riddick in this sequel to the 2000 cult item Pitch Black. Riddick, on the run from the law and evading mercenaries eager to claim the price on his head, seeks refuge on the planet of Helion, only to discover he's walked into a world in chaos. Helion has been seized by the Lord Marshall Colm Feore, leader of the Necromongers, a race of bloodthirsty warriors determined to wipe out humanity throughout the universe. Aereon Judi Dench, leader of Helion's "elementals," pleads with Riddick to join them in their fight for survival; Riddick agrees, hoping to fill out some of the blank chapters in his history along the way. As he plots his battle strategy against the Necromongers, Riddick becomes reacquainted with Kyra Alexa Davalos, whom he knew as a girl but has since grown into a strong and beautiful woman eager to join him in the fight against the Lord Marshall.
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Special Features

Anatomy of a fight; Complete chronicles; Picture in picture; Chronicles compendium; Introduction by David Twohy; Deleted scenes with commentary by David Twohy; Keep what you kill; Virtual guide to The Chronicles Of Riddick; Toomb's chase log; Visual effects revealed; Creation of New Mecca; Riddick rises; Feature commentary with writer-director David Twohy and actors Karl Urban and Alexa Davalos
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
This ambitious follow-up to Pitch Black eschews the original's stylish minimalism and character-driven plotting in favor of lavish production values that include opulent settings, state-of-the-art special effects, and elaborate action sequences. Writer-director David Twohy once again builds a futuristic narrative around Riddick Vin Diesel, the amoral ex-con fated to wind up in dangerous situations on faraway planets. This time he's pitted against the evil Lord Marshal Colm Feore and the Necromongers, a quasi-religious cult bent on killing or converting all humans. Riddick is torn between Aereon Judi Dench, the benevolent ambassador of a race of elementals, and Dame Vaako Thandie Newton, a power-hungry, manipulative Necromonger who would love to see her husband in Marshal's shoes. Twohy borrows story elements from numerous sci-fi books, most notably Frank Herbert's Dune, but synthesizes them to create a substantially original concept. Riddick is still the tough, taciturn outsider, forced to participate in a crusade he'd just as soon ignore; Diesel imbues him with the same brutish charisma the character exhibited in Pitch Black, and the sequel backs him up with a more accomplished cast. Some critics have suggested that Chronicles is a bloated, pretentious bore, but we disagree: It's certainly not in the same vein as Pitch Black, but why should it be? Twohy, Diesel, and company clearly wanted to produce something different, something with epic proportions and real dramatic heft. In our view they have succeeded handily.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/25/2013
  • UPC: 025192186738
  • Original Release: 2004
  • Rating:

  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Special Edition / Bonus DVD / 2 PACK
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 24,397

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Vin Diesel Richard B. Riddick
Colm Feore Lord Marshal
Thandie Newton Dame Vaako
Judi Dench Aereon
Karl Urban Vaako
Alexa Davalos Kyra
Linus Roache Purifier
Yorick Van Wageningen The Guv
Nick Chinlund Toombs
Keith David Imam
Mark Acheson slam guard
Michasha Armstrong Lead Meccan Officer
Douglas H. Arthurs slam guard
Terry Chen Merc Pilot
Stefano Colacitti Black Robed Cleric
Colin Corrigan Vault Officer
Ben Cotton slam guard
Christina Cox Eve Logan
Roger R. Cross Toal
Robert Daly Helion Politics
Cedric De Souza Black Robed/ Meccan Cleric
P. Adrien Dorval convict
Aaron Douglas Young Meccan Soldier
Shohan Felber slam guard
Lorena Gale Defense Minister
Raoul Ganeev slam guard
Mark J. Gibbon Irgun
Fabian Gujral Mercs
Kimberly Hawthorne Lajjun
Chris Heyerdahl Helion Politics
Alexandr Kalugin slam boss
Vitaliy Kravchenko slam guard
Darcy Laurie convict
Alexis Llewellyn Ziza
John Mann convict
Mina E. Mina coptic cleric
Ty Olsson Mercs
John Prowse Bump Pilot
Shawn Reis Mercs
Ronald Selmour slam guard
Ahmad Sharmrou Black Robed Cleric
Andy Thompson scalp taker
Nigel Vonas Mercs
Peter Williams convict
Charles Zuckermann Scales
Technical Credits
David N. Twohy Director, Screenwriter
Steven A. Adelson Camera Operator
Newell Alexander Action Director
Timothy E. Angulo Cinematographer
Steve Apostolina Action Director
Ernie Avila Set Decoration/Design
Cheryl Bainum Executive Producer
Steven Barr Action Director
John S. Bartley Cinematographer
Chad Bellamy Stunts
Lee Berger Executive Producer
Ron Blecker Consultant/advisor
Jack Blessing Action Director
Hubert Boorder Stunts
Bryan Bowen Sound/Sound Designer
Heike Brandstatter Casting
Leanne Buchanan Stunts
Steve Bulen Action Director
Mitch Carter Action Director
David Chow Set Decoration/Design
Catherine Church Costumes/Costume Designer
Robert Clotworthy Action Director
Errin Clutton Casting
Tim Connolly Stunts
David Cowgill Action Director
Bruce Crone Art Director
Wendy E. Cuther Action Director
Richard Dean Makeup
Michael Dennison Costumes/Costume Designer
Vin Diesel Producer
Holly Dorff Action Director
Moosie Drier Action Director
William M. Elvin Asst. Director
Richard Epcar Action Director
Ted Field Executive Producer
Ian Fox Camera Operator
Luke Freeborn Set Decoration/Design
Donald Fullilove Action Director
Elisa Pensler Gabrielli Action Director
Joe Gareri Executive Producer
Scott Martin Gershin Sound/Sound Designer
Jean Gilpin Action Director
Adrian H. Gorton Set Decoration/Design
Holger Gross Production Designer
Nick Guest Action Director
Mark Hitchler Set Decoration/Design
Matthew Holben Executive Producer
A. Todd Holland Set Decoration/Design
Alex Hope Executive Producer
Martin Hunter Editor
Sherry Hursey Action Director
Jason Ivimey Animator
Garrison Jackemuk Producer
Rob Jezsik Costumes/Costume Designer
Huang Ming Jian Stunts
Hugh Johnson Cinematographer
Shawn Kautz Stunts
Ciaran Kavanagh Camera Operator
Pamela Klamer Set Decoration/Design
Scott Kroopf Producer
Paul Lazenby Stunts
Patrice Leung Asst. Director
Hope Levy Action Director
Andrew Li Set Decoration/Design
Josh Lusby Set Decoration/Design
Scott MacDonald Camera Operator
Matt Manner Consultant/advisor
Mark Mansbridge Art Director
Victor Martinez Set Decoration/Design
Coreen Mayrs Casting
Richard Mays Set Decoration/Design
Anne McCarthy Casting
Christina McGregor Action Director
Andrew Menzies Set Decoration/Design
Edie Mirman Action Director
Richard Miro Action Director
Ellen Mirojnick Costumes/Costume Designer
Jim Muro Camera Operator
Bob Neill Action Director
Ve Neill Makeup Special Effects
Rosemary Newell Action Director
Ellen Nirojnick Costumes/Costume Designer
Kara Owens Costumes/Costume Designer
Devika Parikh Action Director
Kia Porter Costumes/Costume Designer
Darryl Quon Stunts
Pete Renaday Action Director
Graeme Revell Score Composer, Songwriter
Troy Robinson Stunts
Anna Russell Costumes/Costume Designer
James Michael Ryan Stunts
Ginny Sakamoto Set Decoration/Design
Philece Sampler Action Director
Ann Scibelli Sound/Sound Designer
Georgia Simon Action Director
Tim Simonec Musical Arrangement
Michael Sorich Action Director
Russell Stark Stunts
Sandi Tanaka Art Director
Michael Thomas Camera Operator
David A. Ticotin Asst. Director
Christien Tinsley Makeup
Jon Title Sound/Sound Designer
Dennis Virkler Editor
Max White Stunts
Adam Lazarre White Action Director
Wendy S. Williams Associate Producer
Dean Wolcott Set Decoration/Design
David Womark Executive Producer, Production Manager
Lyannanne Zager Action Director
George Zakk Executive Producer
Peng Zhang Stunts
Peter Zinda Sound/Sound Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Chronicles of Riddick
1. Chapter 1 [2:38]
2. Chapter 2 [4:25]
3. Chapter 3 [4:19]
4. Chapter 4 [4:05]
5. Chapter 5 [5:26]
6. Chapter 6 [6:12]
7. Chapter 7 [4:15]
8. Chapter 8 [7:24]
9. Chapter 9 [4:39]
10. Chapter 10 [3:45]
11. Chapter 11 [6:19]
12. Chapter 12 [7:58]
13. Chapter 13 [2:52]
14. Chapter 14 [4:15]
15. Chapter 15 [2:57]
16. Chapter 16 [5:35]
17. Chapter 17 [5:30]
18. Chapter 18 [:53]
19. Chapter 19 [5:21]
20. Chapter 20 [3:37]
21. Chapter 21 [8:30]
22. Chapter 22 [3:14]
23. Chapter 23 [3:46]
24. Chapter 24 [5:03]
25. Chapter 25 [3:43]
26. Chapter 26 [2:57]
27. Chapter 27 [3:04]
28. Chapter 28 [1:03]
29. Chapter 29 [9:55]
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Disc #1 -- The Chronicles of Riddick
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    awesome

    It is a really great movie that keeps you on edge and interested in all of the action. The only thing I didn't like about this DVD in particular is that since it is a director's cut it cuts out part of the escape scene which was one of my favorite parts of the film.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THIS MOVIE ROCKS!!!!!!!

    This is one of my favorite movies! It is great! If you do not buy this or at least see it you are missing out no lie!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    VERY GOOD ACTION/SCI-FI MOVIE!

    I was very impressed with this movie overall. I thought the last fight sequence could have been a little longer, but I did like how it ended out. This movie is filled with great action!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Complex & Quality Story - Don't Believe the Critics

    I am a discriminating Sci-Fi fan, both literature and film, and I definitely do not agree with what professional critics had to say about this movie. I'm glad I didn't pay attention to the reviews and watched it for myself. The story includes Dune-like intricacies (prophecy, conflicting character motives, foreshadow, plots within plots, human weaknesses, multiple heroes, patience, questionable morality, rituals, inner challenges, sacrifice, etc.) but without the extended, drawn-out politics to slow the story. It is fast paced and entertaining along with the important issues and messages. The art in this film is breathtaking including the rocky fins and caves of the ice planet, the Necromonger ship the sparkling seas, sands, and architecture of Helion Prime and the brutal beauty of the jagged, glassy, and blistering Crematoria. The DVD version really showcases the artistic elements of this movie. The film has a Conan flavor with the non-traditional and non-innocent hero doing the right thing instead of the easy thing, and getting involved though he doesn't have to. The superhero (and regular hero) qualities of the Riddick character are also a nice addition to the story: speed, protection of the weak, strength, ease of killing, frequent flying through the air during attacks/escapes, quick thinking, sense of humor, resistance to Necromonger mental intrusion, enhanced eyes for night vision (Achilles heel being light sensitivity), precision, gracefulness despite bulk, piloting skills, use of varied weaponry, respect for life, risk taking, etc. The combination of weaponry is also interesting - unique craftsmanship blades mixed with Sci-Fi technology weapons. However, the violence in this film is very tasteful, similar to the Zatoichi movies, where our hero is able to kill without a lot of blood and gore. And he only deals out death when forced to, not at whim or randomly. There is also a similarity to Kurosawa stories as well, specifically Yojimbo and Sanjuro regarding the flawed hero and the motives of the characters. The acting is first-rate. All of the actors did a fine job, but Vin Diesel's performance is truly exceptional. I had no idea he was so incredibly talented. (I always thought he was mainly an "eye candy" actor. Not so.) He is amazingly expressive throughout the movie without the use of his eyes at all. (They are surgically enhanced with no pupils and covered with goggles part of the time.) And his voice, diction, and inflection are obviously a product of natural talent, serious training, and careful attention to his craft. I now have a new appreciation for the quality of his work. I would rank this film right up there with some of the greatest Sci-Fi movies of all time including Metropolis, Blade Runner, and Forbidden Planet and the story itself merits comparison to classic Sci-Fi books such as the Robot novels, Dune, The Chronicles of Amber, and the Foundation series. I recommend people watch this film and judge its merits for themselves. I don't think the critics of this movie watched it very carefully. --J.H. Sweet, author of The Fairy Chronicles

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Rather Dull

    Effects were OK. The movie seemed dull and a little disorganized. I wasn't impressed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Cool

    Cool movies with awsome special effects. I know this got trashed by credits, but see it anyway.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not recommended by pro-critics

    I thought this movie was all about action sequences while the other film, Pitch Black, was about the outside of a different world.This movie was dull and it didn't have any good scenes where the characters acutally know what they are saying. Vin Diesel wasn't as good in this movie as he was in Pitch Black. Judi Dench ought to be ashamed of herself. Thandie Newton, I'm guessing, is the best character in this movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    It is what it is.

    This is not a great movie but I certainly enjoyed the ride, the effects and the awesome costumes and scenery. Thandie Newton steals the show along with Colin Fiore......check out his great costume. Just accept it for what it is and enjoy.

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